5 Proven Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Carpet [Without Breaking the Bank]

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Carpet Cleaning, Seasonal Cleaning

It’s that time of year again. Fall leaves turn colors, morning fog slowly creeps through your yard, the crisp, cool air nips your nose as you take a walk around the neighborhood. Afterward, you cozy up to the fire with a nice, hot cup of coffee. Aaaah. 


Except, you just realized that you trekked those beautiful fall leaves halfway across your living room carpet, mud stains show up where the dog rushed inside before you (stains that you never seem to be able to get out entirely), and the air inside the house smells nothing like the fresh air you just stepped out of.

Stale…Musky….And can’t be masked by a scented candle. 


Your moment of relaxation just turned into a moment of anxiety.


Because family and friends will be staying with you in the upcoming season and you don’t want them to experience what you’re experiencing…


And then there’s the family room. The room where everyone inevitably hangs out but still has the 70s shag carpet because you’re convinced it will “come back in style” in a couple years.

The carpet where your relatives’ kids will be toddling over, laying on, and potentially trying to stuff into their infant mouths.


But you ask yourself: “Is it worth cleaning my carpets when guests will surely mess them up?”


Sigh…..What to do?


Well, what if we told you you could get your house ready for the season of family gathering without breaking the bank?


Yes, it really is possible.  


First, let’s bring new life into those old, worn-out carpets. Here are five ways to maximize the lifespan of your carpet:


1. Regular Maintenance is Key


First thing’s first, regular cleaning can extend your carpet’s life up to 20 years and maximize its value! We developed the Ultimate Care Club just for that purpose. More on that later. 

Getting your carpets cleaned on a regular schedule is the best way to maintain them. 

Plus, we at Rainbow Carpet Cleaning, make sure it’s a hassle-free and stress-free process for you. We do all the work, you get to enjoy clean carpets. 



2. Focus on High Traffic Areas


Need a quick spruce up or don’t have the budget for your entire carpet to be cleaned? Look for wear in high traffic areas.

Over time you’ll start to notice that the carpet looks more worn in areas such as hallways, the middle of rooms, and other areas that get a lot of foot (or pet) traffic.

Focus on getting these areas cleaned on a regular basis and they’ll look just as good as the rest of the carpet and be a great bang for your buck!



3. Don’t Skimp on the Carpet Pad


Another part of the carpet buying process people often don’t consider is the carpet pad underneath. Ever feel your once cushy carpet is now as hard as walking across concrete?

That means the pad has worn out. And once the pad wears out, the carpet quickly deteriorates as well.

This can also happen in high traffic areas. We recommend buying the best quality pads because they last twice as long but only cost 10% more than the cheap ones.

It’s great savings in the long run. 



4. Apply Carpet Protector


Once your carpet’s cleaned, applying a carpet protector helps your carpet stay clean longer and increases longevity.

We believe in carpet protector so much that it’s part of our  Ultimate Care Club.



5. Get New Carpet for the Rooms that Need it Most


Finally, it’s been 20 years. It’s time for a new carpet. You’ve got your money’s worth and it’s time for something new. The good news is that new carpets are made better and last longer.

If you don’t want to replace the carpet in the whole house, choose one or two rooms that could use it the most. And if you need help navigating a good investment, we can help!



Final Thoughts


So there you have it! Our tips on maximizing the lifespan of your carpet. Our goal is to keep carpets looking great until you want to replace them, not when you have to. 

If all of this sounds good to you, join our other clients who are taking advantage of our Ultimate Care Club where you can get all sorts of FREE services on a yearly basis.

All you have to do is let us clean at least 500 sq ft of carpet yearly and apply a high-quality carpet protector in the traffic areas to help the carpet resist re-soiling.

You’ll receive a slew of benefits just in time for the family to come over and we promise the carpet we clean will make it through all those spills that are bound to happen.


See what benefits you could get from the Ultimate Care Club and be ready for the family gathering!  

Call us today at 541-758-0176


Remember, a cleaner, healthier home…why not you?!



– Paul

Paul Workinger Rainbow Carpet

Paul Workinger


Paul Workinger is a carpet cleaning expert who has lived in the mid Willamette his entire life and this has proved to be a real boon to success of Rainbow Carpet Cleaning. He established Rainbow Carpet Cleaning in 1973 and has helped countless families to experience a cleaner, healthier home through his services the range from cleaning carpet, tile/grout cleaning, carpet sales and installation, upholstery cleaning, pet damage/odor control, water damage restoration, color restoration and oriental/area rug cleaning.

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